Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1943; graduate, Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, New York City, 1948.
Actor Broadway, off-Broadway and television productions, 1950-1970; writer for television, since 1953; writer for stage, since 1967.
Served to Lieutenant United States Navy, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Actors Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Actors Studio.
Married Kim Hunter, December 20, 1951. Children: Kathryn Deirdre, Sean Robert.